A two weekend event: September 14-15 and September 21-22.
Learn about the spectacular migration at Holiday Beach, ranked as the top hawk watching site in Canada by Audubon Magazine, and the third best in all of North America.
Live raptor shows, banding demonstrations, workshops and hikes. Visit www.erca.org for a full schedule of events.
Holiday Beach and Big Creek Conservation Areas received international recognition in 2000 as a globally significant Important Bird Area (IBA), joining BirdLife International’s global network of IBA sites. The designation is as a result of the significance of the area for raptor migration and as a known breeding area for Prothonotary Warblers (a nationally endangered species). Visit the world-renowned Festival of Hawks each September to witness the migration celebration as thousands of hawks, vultures, eagles, falcons and other birds of prey concentrate in the area before heading across the Detroit River toward warmer, more southerly destinations for the winter.
Times: 9am – 3pm